It’s been a long time coming (both this post and my teeth) but my braces are finally off!!! I’ve had something in my mouth since about year 3 because my teeth were so…. unique. I’ve gone through a plate, removal of 2 teeth, surgery, separators, braces, a fixed retainer, and now a normal retainer. Not much at all 🙂 When I was given braces, they told me that it would take roughly 3 years, most likely 4, for my mouth to get it’s act together. But after just 2 years (I think) they are off! It happened so quickly, one day I was expecting another 2 years of metal, the next they were gone.
I never really minded them, it was just annoying when I went snorkelling or wanted to eat a whole fruit. For the first time in two years, I ate a whole apple on Monday. I got home from school and just chomped it up. But now I have to wear retainers for a full year to make sure my teeth don’t go back to their old ways. I’ve got this weird metal bar thingy stuck to the bottom teeth which stays there for life so that’s interesting. I prefer braces to retainers because you didn’t have to take anything out when you ate. With the clear retainers, I have to take them out whenever I eat and I honestly struggle with this. My friend’s have even started timing me on how long it takes to remove because I take so long. But at least I have straight teeth now So here are some pictures of the procedure (not of the surgery though because those pictures are gross)…